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Road Safety

# road-safety - Yesterday’s News

Gardaí have issued 45,000 penalty points notices this year

And they want you to avoid one over the Easter weekend.

# road-safety - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Road deaths falling in Europe – but up 19 per cent in Ireland

The European Commission expressed concern today about trends in deaths of vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.

# road-safety - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Byrne “always treated with respect” by Callinan

The broadcaster had earlier called for the Garda Commissioner and Minister Shatter to apologise to the garda whistleblowers.

# road-safety - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Using a mobile while driving is comparable to driving drunk

That’s according to Gay Byrne who was speaking at the RSA’s annual conference today.

From The Daily Edge The AA hired a naked cyclist to front its new road safety campaign The Naked Truth

The AA hired a naked cyclist to front its new road safety campaign

Nothing but the facts. Literally.

# road-safety - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

More people were arrested for drink-driving on Patrick’s Day than on an average day

A senior garda says that the road safety message did not sink in for some drivers.

# road-safety - Sunday 2 February, 2014

One night in Dublin: 1,545 cars, 560 breath tests, 5 arrests

Gardaí set up checkpoints in Dublin last night to catch drink-drivers.

# road-safety - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

66 drivers have been put off the road twice for penalty point offences

Motorists automatically lose their licence for six months if they amass 12 points in any three-year period.

# road-safety - Sunday 12 January, 2014

Over 300 drivers were breath-tested in Dublin last night

One person was arrested for drink-driving after four checkpoints were set up across the city.

# road-safety - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

80% of drivers killed on Irish roads last year were male

The most dangerous time for driving on Irish roads is between 2pm and 6pm.

# road-safety - Monday 6 January, 2014

Road Safety Authority urges caution while driving in stormy weather

If you’re reading this while driving, we advise you to pull over.

# road-safety - Friday 3 January, 2014

Road closures, clean-ups… and bad weather set to continue

Many roads around coastal areas have been affected by the bad weather. We have the latest from around the country.

Video shows ‘out-of-control’ street car racing on New Year’s Eve

The cars are seen tearing up and down the Falls Road, watched by dozens of onlookers, with the PSNI trying to intervene.

# road-safety - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Lollipop used for road safety – but not as you might think

Mayo County Council hopes handing out ‘awareness’ lollipops will reduce road pedestrian deaths and decrease drunken brawls.

# road-safety - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Man in his late 60s dies in road traffic collision in Carrigtwohill, Cork

The incident occurred on the Carrigtwohill to Midleton Road, where one lane remains open.

# road-safety - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

How many drivers did Gardaí catch drink-driving or speeding this afternoon?

Three checkpoints were set up as part of their Christmas Enforcement Campaign.

# road-safety - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

One in seven head traumas are caused by road collisions

175 people have died on Ireland’s roads this year and motorists are being called on stay safe over the holidays.

# road-safety - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Dutch test new system to tackle traffic jams

GPS system to tell drivers which lane to move to on motorway pilot scheme.

# road-safety - Monday 4 November, 2013

Two pedestrians killed following crashes in Meath, Galway

A 77-year-old man was hit by a car in Athboy, and a pedestrian aged 65 was struck and killed on the Galway to Carraroe Road.

Nearly six per cent admit to drink driving, men more likely to do it than women

The findings are contained in a new survey from AA Motor Insurance.

# road-safety - Thursday 24 October, 2013

64-year-old man killed crossing Dublin road

The female occupant of the car involved was uninjured.

# road-safety - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

‘I’ve never worn heels while driving’ and other things we learned from the Garda Twitter Q&A

Did you know problems with tyres cause just two per cent of mechanical faults in collisions?

Man injured in Cork crash passes away

The man was seriously injured in a single car collision on Sunday morning.

# road-safety - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Council warns of the dangers of driving off into the sunset

The council said that while “we can’t change the position of the sun”, there are steps you can take to prepare yourself for driving against the autumn glare.

# road-safety - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

127 arrests for suspicion of drink driving in the last week

The RSA has said that there were 4,095 penalty points issued in the last seven days.

# road-safety - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Shock treatment for students at simulated crash Powerful This post contains images

Shock treatment for students at simulated crash

A complex rescue operation was simulated by volunteer emergency service people at college campus to hit home with road safety message.

# road-safety - Friday 4 October, 2013

Reverse In, Drive Out: Mayo County Council warns of car reversing dangers

Seven people have died in the past number of years from cars reversing out of parking spaces according to the council.

# road-safety - Monday 30 September, 2013

A broken speedometer, a dying cow and a swarm of bees – how some people avoided penalty points

Nearly a quarter of penalty point notices in 2011 and 2012 were quashed, with some flimsy excuses being accepted.

# road-safety - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Garda escort bikes out of action for two months Exclusive

According to sources, there is a belief among gardaí that the motorcycles were kept off the roads to save money and to avoid having to replace them as they reach their mileage limits.

# road-safety - Saturday 21 September, 2013

RSA urges football fans to “arrive alive”

With over 80,000 people set to descend on Croke Park, the RSA wants fans to arrive alive.

# road-safety - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Man killed in single vehicle crash in Longford

The man in his 30s was fatally injured when his car collided with a bridge wall.

# road-safety - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Three-year-old airlifted to hospital in Crumlin after being struck by a car in Co Cork

The boy received serious injuries when he was hit by the car in Barryroe, about five miles from Clonakilty.

# road-safety - Wednesday 7 August, 2013

70-year-old woman dies after being struck by van

The crash happened on the Old Bawn Road in Tallaght this afternoon.

# road-safety - Saturday 3 August, 2013

Government considers banning drivers from wearing Google Glass

The wearable technology is currently being trialed on a limited basis but one government has already decided it is likely to ban the smart-glasses when they are launched next year.

# road-safety - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Most drivers sing, talk to themselves or open the window to combat tiredness

Gardaí and the Road Safety Authority are issuing an appeal about driver fatigue ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.

# road-safety - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Pedestrian killed in collision with farming vehicle

The 40-year-old was seriously injured in the collision which occurred when the teleporter was loading bales onto a trailer.

One in six cars on Irish roads is on illegal tyres

Over half of the cars tested in a new survey were found to be on tyres with incorrect pressure with some dangerously inflated.

# road-safety - Monday 22 July, 2013

Warning over ‘greasy’ roads due to change in weather

The Road Safety Authority has advised people to take care as the rain showers will make roads slippery.

# road-safety - Thursday 18 July, 2013

Cyclists to face fines for breaking red lights and using footpaths

Cyclists could be fined a minimum of €50 for breaking road safety rules under new regulations to be introduced next year.

# road-safety - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Driver travelling in the wrong direction killed in Cork road crash N25

Driver travelling in the wrong direction killed in Cork road crash

The two-car collision happened on the N25 between Little Island and Cobh.

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